Artemisia Gentileschi Essay

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Artemisia Gentileschi and Saint Catherine of Siena are two women in Roman history that have perseverance and strength in a male dominated world in Rome, which can be seen in their legends (histories), popular memory, and presentation (churches). Artemisia Gentileschi was born on July 8th, 1593 in Rome (Bissell, 153). Her father, Orazio Gentileschi was a Tuscan painter and her mother was Prudentia Montone. Her mother died and Orazio raised and provided for Artemisia and her siblings. Although uncommon at the time, Gentileschi trained in painting and became a sensation in the craft. In addition, Gentileschi painted several artworks for her father and did sell some of her own works. (Cohen, 49). Her style compares to Caravaggio’s dramatic, strong…show more content…
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